What Food You’re Advised Not To Eat

‘Soft cheeses, deli meats, oysters, rockmelon, runny eggs … avoid, avoid, avoid!’ We hear variations of this list many times over during pregnancy. It is however, for very good reason. While the odd myth pops up from time-to-time, there are crucial truths we must consider for the health of both mother and baby.

Due to the level of hormonal change during pregnancy, your immune system can become quite compromised. What this means, is that the body is far more susceptible to food-borne illnesses. You may notice your GP mentioning Listeria and Salmonella quite often. These are both examples of bacterias that can wreak havoc during pregnancy. In dire situations they can lead to miscarriage, premature labour or stillbirth. Exercise a decent dose of common sense & when in doubt, say no.

To read more on this subject, click through to this link. For now and in a nutshell, it’s advised to avoid the following foods;

  • Raw eggs (this includes aioli and mayo) and other raw proteins such as sashimi
  • Raw meats and deli meats
  • Soft white cheeses
  • Oysters
  • Pre-packaged food and salads (including sushi and sandwiches)
  • Soft-serve ice cream (sigh)
  • Alcohol

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